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Copyright: 1990
Trim: 8½ x 11
Pages: 292 pp.
Illustrations: 92 figures, 48 tables

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978-0-87480-495-9
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Wetland Adaptations in the Great Basin

BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Paper No. 1

Edited by Joel C. Janetski and David B. Madsen

BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures - Occasional Papers and Popular Series

Anthropology / Archaeology

Collected papers from the 21st Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Articles are by various scholars doing research in Great Basin wetlands from southeast Oregon to the western and eastern Great Basin. Authors focus on fishing gear, faunal remains, shifts in strategies in specific marsh and riverine settings, and assessments of how wetlands may have affected hunter-gatherer strategies.


Contributors:

Richard H. Brooks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sheilagh Brooks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
William J. Cannon, Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview, Oregon
C. Cliff Creger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amy Dansie, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Nevada
Michael P. Drews, Intermountain Research, Silver City, Nevada
Catherine S. Fowler, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Don D. Fowler, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ruth L. Greenspan, Heritage Research Associates, Inc., Eugene, Oregon
Michele B. Haldeman, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Eugene M. Hattori, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Joel C. Janetski, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Robert L. Kelly, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
David B. Madsen, Utah Division of State History, Salt Lake City
Albert C. Oetting, Heritage Research Associates, Inc., Eugene, Oregon
Virginia M. Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Anan W. Raymond, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon
David Rhode, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada
Mary J. Ricks, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Dave N. Schmitt, Intermountain Research, Silver City, Nevada
Nancy D. Sharp, The Australian National University, Canberra
David H. Thomas, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York
Donald R. Tuohy, Nevada State Museum, Carson City, Nevada


Table of Contents:

Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Introduction ~ David B. Madsen and Joel C. Janetski
2. A History of Wetlands Anthropology in the Great Basin ~ Catherine S. Fowler and Don D. Fowler
3. Ethnographic Perspectives on Marsh-based Cultures in Western Nevada ~ Catherine S. Fowler
4. Archaeological Sites Exposed by Recent Flooding of Stillwater Marsh Carson Desert, Churchill County, Nevada ~ Anan W. Raymond and Virginia M. Parks
5. The Dietary Role of Freshwater Shellfish from Stillwater ~ Michael P. Drews
6. Mammals in the Marsh: Zooarchaeological Analysis of Six Sites in the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, Western Nevada ~ Dave N. Schmitt and Nancy D. Sharp
7. Unusual Eburnation Frequencies in a Skeletal Series from the Stillwater Marsh Area, Nevada ~ Sheilagh Brooks, Michele B. Haldeman, and Richard H. Brooks
8. Settlement Patterning and Residential Stability at Walker Lake, Nevada: The View from Above ~ David Rhode
9. Pyramid Lake Fishing: The Archaeological Record ~ Donald R. Tuohy
10. Prehistoric Carnivore Usage in the Wetland Habitats of Western Nevada ~ Amy J. Dansie
11. A Wetlands and Uplands Settlement-Subsistence Model for Warner Valley, Oregon ~ William J. Cannon, C. Cliff Creger, Don D. Fowler, Eugene M. Hattori, and Mary F. Ricks
12. Aboriginal Settlement in the Lake Abert-Chewaucan Marsh Basin, Lake County, Oregon ~ Albert C. Oetting
13. Prehistoric Fishing in the Northern Great Basin ~ Ruth L. Greenspan
14. Wetlands in Utah Valley Prehistory ~ Joel C. Janetski
15. Marshes and Mobility in the Western Great Basin ~ Robert L. Kelly
16. On Some Research Strategies for Understanding the Wetlands ~ David Hurst Thomas
17. Reply to Thomas ~ David B. Madsen

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